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M6.5 Quake Strikes Andaman Sea near Nicobar Islands

Posted by feww on March 21, 2014


Strong Quake, Significant Aftershocks Occur E of Mohean, Nicobar Islands

Centered at 7.769°N, 94.325°, the quake struck at a depth of about 10km on Friday 21, 2014 at 13:41:07 UTC, according to the USGS/EHP.

At least 8 significant aftershocks followed, as of posting.

andaman sea quakes 21-3-14
Explanation Map for Seismotectonics of the Sumatra Region (Partial). Source: USGS

Earthquake Details  – [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 6.5Mw
Event Time: 2014-03-21 13:41:07 UTC
Location: 7.769°N 94.325°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 113km (70mi) E of Mohean, India
  • 234km (145mi) NNW of Sabang, Indonesia

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